Tyra Banks made headlines this week talking about the state of modeling today and the messages it teaches young girls. Whatever you think of Tyra, she’s definitely an expert on modeling and body image expectations. I really love what she has to say about being “flawsome”. For her, being “flawsome” is about taking something that stands out about you and working it in your own way.
“I’ve been using the word “flawsome” a lot. It’s you + your flaws + awesome = Flawsome. I have a big forehead, and I got made fun of all time. When I was a little girl, they used to call me “five-head.” I’ve been teased my whole life, but I continue to rock it with pride. Years ago one of my agents told me that my forehead was what got me signed.”
As a photographer, I love seeing all the “flawsome” things about my clients during photoshoots, even when the clients themselves don’t see them. So, for today I want you to pick one “flawsome” thing about you and tell me how you’re planning to rock it.